So I suppose there was a method to her badness?
Whine? Oh ... nah!
fresh-baked at 08:10 AM
I laughed when I read that headline this morning. "Research". Ha! "Honestly, your honour. The director made me do it!" Very creative defence, I must say.
Wow! Note to self, never hire her to star in "The Lizzie Borden Story".
these celebs are living in another world. "i murdered that guy to prepare for my role officer."
This is just SO WRONG! on too many levels.
Well, this makes sense now. Winona was a victim of the method system and therefore not responsible for allegedly shoplifting.
"I'm sorry honey, but I was having sex with that floozy because I'm preparing for my next role onstage. You HAVE to understand, I'm going to be playing a philanderer, so you see, it's alright if I fornicate with random women. Method acting and all.
I warned you it would be hard on us if I decided to be an actor, but I SWEAR... it's my love of acting that's making me do this. I SWEAR.
Hmm? What's that? Why I did get passed up for the lead in that John Wayne Gacy play... why do you ask?"
Well, the defence is funny, for sure.
But I don't understand how she can face 9 years in jail for shoplifting. Even for 5000$+ (shoplifting on Rodeo Drive can't come for less I guess).
She obvioulsy has a serious personality disorder which should be treated, but not in jail !
And yes, I know, she behave badly...
Well, at least she is consistent. She admitted herself to a mental hospital, which served as preparation for her role in "Girl, Interrupted." Never mind that she didn't know about the role at the time of her self admission -- later, it proved to be a stroke of genius. I suspect that now some witty screenwriter will write a shoplifting role for her, and when she shows up at the premiere for that film, she will talk about her preparation time at Saks.
Here's a question for the peanut gallery: What is "reality" for a method actor? Is there such a thing?
Mermaid, that's a good question
I've trained a little in method, and agree when some say that an actor can only be 100% of a part when they have experienced it themselves
But of course, Winona has made a mistake
Personally, I would have done some mental exercises, then walked around the store PRETENDING to steal things, but then actually pay for them/put them back at the end
This would help the actor to explore the emotions of a thief without consequential arrest/fine/gaol
In preparation for 'A brilliant mind', for e.g., Russell pinned up equations on his caravan walls. But he didn't take a mathematics degree..